Ton Korver – 1946-2020

November 26, 2020

Ton Korver – former treasurer of International Association on Social Quality – has sadly passed away. We are grateful for his loyal cooperation in the work of IASQ, and in …

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IJSQ 10.1 Released – Free Access for Two Important Articles

November 13, 2020

Issue 10.1 of the International Journal of Social Quality has been published by Berghahn Journals of New York. As a first step in the direction of open access for the …

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Italian-Chinese Dialogue on Covid-19 and Globalization

July 6, 2020

Eurispes in Italy and CASS in China are among the many institutes IASQ collaborates with. Prof. dr Gian Maria Fara (Eurispes) and dr Sun Yanhong (CASS) have shared their thoughts …

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Twenty Years of Social Quality Thinking

June 19, 2020

The year 2020 marks twenty years of the social quality approach. This is why we have provided an overview of the work that has been done since the beginning in …

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Important SQA Publication Available as E-book

May 16, 2020

Palgrave MacMillan has re-published Social Quality: From Theory to Indicators (2012) as an e-book via SpringerLink. The availability of this milestone publication on social quality has been limited for a …

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Covid-19 Reveals Stigmatization and Discrimination

April 29, 2020

“We have not learned our lessons from earlier generations.” This conclusion of the article from IJSQ on the treatment of Mary Mellon (“Typhoid Mary”) in the early 20th century is …

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New Developments in Social Quality Theory

April 19, 2020

A new elaboration of the Social Quality Theory has been published on this website. It is a work in progress, part of an ongoing project, and invites scholars to think …

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IJSQ 9(2) released with full access

April 2, 2020

Volume 9(2) of the International Journal of Social Quality has been digitally released. All content has been made freely accessible through June 30 by Berghahn Journals. The articles in this …

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IASQ completes two studies in EU-China project

By admin | February 19, 2015

In between the Western and the Chinese New Year the IASQ completed two studies in the context of the EU-China project on environmental protection. In January 2015 a …

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IASQ presents input to UN General Assembly

By admin | October 4, 2014

The Italian Aldo Della Rocca Foundation having a long tradition in discussing the urban context internationally, argues there is a serious ‘crisis of cities’:  “In one year cities …

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Going Global: EFSQ becomes IASQ

By admin | January 4, 2014

The International Association on Social Quality (previously known as the European Foundation on Social Quality) continues to develop the social quality theory, methodology and approach by exploring the …

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Social Quality – Building Bridges

The International Association on Social Quality (IASQ) contributes to building bridges toward cohesive and sustainable human societies. To do this, IASQ develops the social quality theory, methodology and policy application. Social quality is defined as the extent to which people are able to participate in social relationships under conditions which enhance their well-being, capacity and individual potential. Read about  the basics of Social Quality.

Development of the Social Quality Approach

The development of the social quality approach is a collective endeavor by a large number of scientists all over the world. Their common goal is to address urgent societal issues. Overall sustainability is more and more recognized as a key issue. Development of the social quality approach has started in the 1990s and is an ongoing process. For in-depth information, read Working Paper 13. An executive summary is also available. The paper presents an overview of the development of social quality theory, methodology and policy application.

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